Filming in Cornwall is a dream. Located in southwest England, this unique county is picturesque and historic, offering a plethora of scenic locations perfect for your next film and video production project. With an array of options such as Port Isaac, St Ives, Charlestown, and so many more, it has long been a favourite shooting location for filmmakers. Home to famous TV shows such as Poldark and Doc Martin and countless others, this stunning part of the country caters to every film maker’s needs. With its beautiful countryside, dramatic coastline, and charming villages it’s no wonder many A-List actors and directors admire Cornwall for its impressive backdrops.
However, perhaps you’re looking for something a little more unique when it comes to your filming in Cornwall that have not already been exhausted by TV and film. Well, lucky for you there are plenty of hidden gems for you to explore that will give your film that special edge.
Our years of filming in Cornwall has enabled us to discover some fantastic locations. If you need filming in Cornwall services, check out our portfolio page here to see what we’ve produced before – Hill Tribe Media Portfolio
Now let’s dive into some of the remarkable filming locations Cornwall has to offer:
- Rough Tor
With it’s grand and rugged backdrop, Rough Tor is the ideal filming in Cornwall location. Rough Tor is a free-standing rock on Bodmin Moor, only one mile northwest of Brown Willy, Cornwall’s highest point. Its summit is 1313ft (400m) above mean sea level, making it the second highest point in Cornwall, providing stunning views over Bodmin Moor and boasting a wealth of natural beauty. Not only will you spot the awe-inspiring views, but you can experience the ancient history of the region with the Iron Age remains, Bronze Age hut circles and even a Neolithic tor enclosure.Perfect for film makers who want to explore the remnants of history!
2. Pentire Point
2. Pentire Point
Pentire is an exceptionally beautiful headland with far reaching views, boasting an abundance of wild flowers and impressive views across Padstow Bay. It provides a beautiful setting for outdoor shoots, no matter the genre of film. If a breath-taking coastal spot is what you’re looking for, then this is the place! Amenities also include a café serving pasties, light lunches, cake, cream teas and ice cream.
3. St Austell Clay Pits
3. St Austell Clay Pits
St Austell clay pits are a group of locations within active china clay quarries that form a single Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Any visitor is likely to be struck by the impressive sharp peaks, known as the Cornish Alps, which dominate the surrounding landscape. This location would be perfect for any sort of documentary or action-packed sequence. You will be spoilt with choice in clay quarries that depict a lunar landscape, giving you a distinctive edge in your next project.
5. Wheal Coates
4. Wheal Coates
Wheal Coates is a former tin mine situated on the north coast of Cornwall, UK, on the cliff tops between Porthtowan and St Agnes. The dramatic ruins carpeted in British wildflowers, along with the Towanroath Shaft engine house, make it an excellent location for period dramas or historical documentaries. Be sure to take in the beautiful views of the Atlantic, which serves as the perfect backdrop to any film.
6. The Tin Coast
5. The Tin Coast
Another fantastic mining landscape, the Tin Coast is the area around St Just, Pendeen and Morvah in West Penwith, Cornwall. An internationally significant world heritage site interwoven with a resilient and exceptional landscape of outstanding natural beauty and wildlife. It boasts some of the oldest mines in Cornwall, holding ruined engine houses and chimneys which create a very special atmosphere. With its rich history and remarkable views, this unique location would be perfect for military-themed productions, period dramas, or as a visually striking backdrop for any video project.